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1 English 2 PAP Do Now: Tuesday, April 14 1.Find your JC study guide and Act I scene ii excerpt (with Cassius and Brutus speaking). 2.Get out one sheet of notebook paper and set it up like the paper below.

2 English 2 PAP Sixth Six Weeks Literature Circles Nonfiction Focus

3 Essential Questions What makes someone a survivor? What are the varied ways that people deal with adversity? How can perspective affect our “fate”? How can dignity be restored once it is lost? How is reading a nonfiction text similar to or different from reading fiction texts?

4 Information about “Literature Circles” Thursday, April 23 will be your first group meeting day with others who selected that title. During your first meeting, you will discuss a reading schedule and expectations for group members. Groups will be limited to three to five members to keep everyone accountable. We will have multiple groups using the same book. Your first reading segment and reader response journal must be complete by Thursday, April 30. You will meet with lit circles every Thursday until May 21 to complete tasks and discuss assigned topics.

5 The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Summary from The first book by the beloved author of the new novel The Silver Star, the extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, "nothing short of spectacular" (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers that has been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than six years. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. Nominated for the 2006 Books for a Better Life Award Book Trailer 1 Book Trailer 2

6 Barnes & Noble Pasadena $16 School library $5/$11 $2.35-10.80 +ship Nook/Kindle $10 Content Disclaimers: Profanity: The father uses profane language (every word you can imagine). Mature Themes: Parent neglect, alcoholism, mental illness, homelessness Sexuality: The father visits a prostitute and brings his son with him. The main character is touched inappropriately on a couple of occasions as a child. An adult character acts inappropriately while trying to touch Jeannette. Violence: Several physical confrontations among children, including one with a BB gun and one with a pistol. Arguments between parents are extremely intense. A friend of Jeannette’s becomes pregnant and stabs her mother’s boyfriend to death. Movie is in development

7 Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore Summary from A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it. It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana... and an East Texas honky-tonk...and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda... an upscale New York gallery... a downtown dumpster... a Texas ranch. Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, it also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love. Book Trailer

8 Movie premieres in 2016 HalfPriceBooks Clear Lake (1) $4.79 HPB North Oaks (2) $7.49-7.99 HPB Pearland (1) $5.99 HPB Rice Village (2) $3.87-4.99 $7.99 +ship (or free store pick up) Barnes & Noble Pasadena $12.26 $11.98 + ship Kindle/Nook $8.89-10 Content Disclaimers This book was published by a Christian company and is written from a Christian perspective. However, the book’s purpose is to show how Christianity and belief in divine intervention impacted the lives of two men and the woman who helped bridge their friendship, not to convert people to Christianity. Profanity: the “N word” is used three times by the main African-American character in describing his background Mature Themes: homelessness, race relations, alcohol use, cancer, death Sexuality: brief mention of an extramarital affair that ended and its impact on a marriage Violence: none

9 Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience & Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand Summary from On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he'd been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. Book Trailer

10 HalfPriceBooks Clear Lake (1) $13.49 HPB North Oaks (2) $7.99-13.49 HPB Pearland (2) $10.79-13.49 Barnes & Noble Pasadena $9.87 ($4 shipping) $5-7.20 + ship Nook/Kindle $5-10 Content Disclaimers: Profanity – the “F word” is used once, and other lighter swear words are used infrequently. Mature Themes – Eugenics (briefly), physical and mental torture/dehumanization, military life, PTSD Sexuality: Military barracks are nicknamed the “pornographic palace” because of the pin-up pictures that decorate the walls Louis sees women walking in the POW camp and briefly thinks about how they are forced to be slaves A prison guard, Watanabe, is described as a “sexual sadist” who enjoys beating prisoners Violence: Childhood skirmishes Military deaths are discussed Some disturbing specifics about POW treatment when Louis is in captivity Movie released 2014

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